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Ex-Connecticut state trooper who stole from dying crash victim loses pension

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HARTFORD — A Connecticut state police trooper who stole cash and jewelry from a dying motorcycle accident victim and then resigned has lost his state pension.

State Attorney General George Jepsen announced Thursday a Hartford Superior Court judge recently approved the revocation of Aaron Huntsman’s pension. Huntsman had been eligible to begin receiving $1,530 a month in 2024.

A 2008 law allows the state to revoke the pensions of state or municipal officials convicted of crimes related to their jobs.

Huntsman was caught on his patrol car’s dash cam stealing $3,700 and a gold crucifix from John Scalesse as he lay dying after crashing his motorcycle on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield in 2012. He was sentenced to a year in prison.

Before the incident Huntsman had been a 19-year veteran police officer.

Huntsman is from Fairfield. He has apologized and said he isn’t the same man he was at the time of the accident.